2016 WI Rapids Rafters Program - Page 22

JOHN HALAMA

PITCHING COACH

Halama will enter his third season as the Rafters pitching coach this summer. Under his direction last summer, Chris Cooper, Cameron Busby, and Garrett Schilling all earned a spot on the South Division All-Star Team.

MLB CAREER: Drafted: 23rd, Houston Astros, 1994 - MLB DEBUT: 1998

- Astros (1998), Mariners (1999-2002), Athletics (2003), Devil Rays (2004),

Red Sox (2005), Nationals (2005), Orioles (2006)

- In his career he amassed 911 innings pitched, struck out 492 and posted a 56-48 record with a 4.65 ERA.

KIRK SHRIDER

ASSISTANT COACH

Shrider begins his second season with the Rafters. Shrider has previously worked with the Southern California Outlaws of the Western Baseball Association and in the Gold Coast Collegiate League (Florida).

Prior to entering the collegiate coaching ranks Shrider spent eight years as a high school baseball coach. Shrider also spent a number of years working as a professional baseball scout, including three years for the Milwaukee Brewers (1993-1995).

ASSISTANT COACH

2016 COACHING STAFF

Matt Hill

Matt Hill will begin his first season as an assistant coach with the Rafters this summer. Coach is currently in his third season as an assistant coach at Dixie State University in Utah, where he coaches former Rafters Dylan File and Drew McLaughlin. During his time at Dixie State, he has been a part of a team that has had five straight regional appearances. He is currently in his second year specifically serving as the catching coordinator.